COLOMBIA

Culture

Forget Netflix: Inside the Forums Where People Share Obscure Pirated Movies

It's difficult to draw the line between distributing essential, hard-to-find cultural relics and piracy.
Tania Tapia Jáuregui
1.7.19
A Ribbeting Tale

How to Take Down Exotic Frog Smugglers

A Colombian conservationist outsmarted illegal frog traders.
Smriti Daniel
5.30.17
COLOMBIA

Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Keep Having Sex and No One Is Sure How to Stop Them

The drug lord is long gone, but his hippos are still terrorizing the Medellín countryside.
Sarah Emerson
7.7.16
COLOMBIA

A Shipwreck With Treasure Worth Up to $17 Billion Was Discovered Near Colombia

On June 8, 1708, the San Jose was lost beneath the ocean. On November 27, 2015, it was found again.
Becky Ferreira
12.6.15
Photos

The Hi-Fi DIY of Colombia's Bass Lords

Late nights street dances have gone down on Colombia's Caribbean coast since at least the early 1950s, when picó sound system culture was born.
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
9.11.15
COLOMBIA

Here Is a Government Surveillance Device Disguised as a Baby's Car Seat

Surveillance firms are selling tons of crazy tech to the Colombian government.
Janus Kopfstein
9.8.15
Features

The Hunt for Narco Subs

If Colombian narco sub busts are so rare, how many drug-loaded semi-submersibles go by undetected?
Brian Anderson
8.17.15
News

The Moths that Could Destroy Colombia's Cocaine Trade

The government decided to end the practice of killing coca plants using herbicide. One emerging alternative: the Eloria noyesi moth.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.14.15
Features

Inside the World’s Most Advanced Coffee Laboratory

“Welcome to the NASA of Colombia.”
Jason Koebler
1.14.15
Motherboard Blog

I Went on a 'Make Your Own Cocaine' Tour in Colombia

It's certainly more exciting than watching the Food Network.
Jason Koebler
8.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Colombia's Motorcycle-Powered Train Carts Are Ingenious

Necessity proved that in one remote village, the concept of "railroad" isn't limited to trains.
Jason Koebler
7.26.13
Motherboard Blog

The Opening Ceremonies of the Alt-Olympics Was a Shitshow

Riot police had to keep locked-out ticket holders for the 2013 World Games from storming the entrance
Jason Koebler
7.26.13
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